About the Neighbourhood
Willowdale East, part of the broader community of Willowdale, includes North York’s bustling downtown strip on the east side of Yonge Street. Two of Toronto’s most congested intersections, at Yonge and Sheppard Avenue and Bayview Avenue and Sheppard, are in large part created by their proximity to Hwy. 401 at the neighbourhood’s southern border. The Yonge-Sheppard Centre is at the northeast corner of Yonge and Sheppard. Willowdale East is home to Earl Haig Secondary School, Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts and McKee Public School. Parks in the area include Mitchell Field, Willowdale, Glendon, Sheppard East, Northtown, Parkview and Greenfield-Longmore Lands.